And as you absorb the numbers, remember this October 8 item:
Leading WI Republican says 10x more COVID not worth mask order
Back to the COVID calendar:
Monday, October 12th will mark 180 days since April 15th - the last day the Wisconsin GOP-run Legislature passed a bill.
On April 15th, data show that Wisconsin had reported 166 new cases of COVID-19; the same chart shows that the new case level had slowly crept up by another 290 on May 13 when GOP legislators won a ruling by the Republican-subservient State Supreme Court which killed Gov. Evers' extension of his COVID-19 'Safer-at-Home' preventive measure.
So where are we now?
1) The Legislature is still willfully inert - except that GOP legislators did hire private attorneys at taxpayer expense to fight Gov. Evers' masking order before the Supreme Court.
2) On Sunday - the 179th day of the GOP-led Legislature's flight from its public health duties - while also drawing their full benefits and salaries - the COVID-19 case total had exploded to 155,752, and 1,470 deaths.
And daily case increases of more than 2,000 are commonplace.
* So our story of statewide suffering and slaughter is told in headlines like this one from October 1:
Wisconsin becoming national COVID-19 hotspot as cases rise
Latest WI COVID weekly deaths, 98. Greece 34. Finland, 2. Taiwan, O. Etc.
Tony Evers to open field hospital at State Fair Park to provide relief for overwhelmed hospitals in Fox Valley, northern countie